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September 2005 - Posts

Refactoring

I wonder how many around consider “refactoring” a full fledge activity to consider it and allocate time for it in software project plans? I have seen people making statements, “let us complete it this way, once it will be done, we will re-factor it” and
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System Administrators Myth

There exists a category of system administrators that don’t like Windows running on machines in their server racks. I understand; Unix/Linux has its culture; and its followers will not like Windows. One thing that annoy me; most of them basically don’t
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Side affects of marriage

After marriage (it’s been more than 4 years now) the few differences I have noticed in my life are I drive comparatively slow and with more care; especially when my family is with me; I think this is positive change; my car maintenance expenditures are
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Windows Workflow Foundation

Has anyone checked Windows Workflow Foundation ? Man its cool. A colleague of mine has been developing workflow system for our company’s department (which is involved in generating 60% of my company’s revenue these days); and implementing things from
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Update :: PDC05 - First Parent Teacher Meeting - MOBLOGS

Has anyone checked the stream of PDC05 keynote? They showcased number of good things; I personally like two things; the LINQ; Query language extensions in C#, and how Windows Vista uses memory sticks as system RAM. Atlas is another platform worth to look
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Using interfaces to pass configurations through tiers

Most of the application needs set of configuration to work smoothly, e.g. database connection string. I am a big fan of using interfaces, one of the biggest advantages it of using them with modern compiler is that you will not be able to compile your
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SQL Server:: Corrupt sysdepends can create problem in DTS

SQL Server internally keeps tracks of database objects and their inter-dependencies. In routine operations; I guess this information is not being used; however if you Script your database (SQL-DMO API) this information is used to order the DML queries.
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ADSI :: Permission Errors in Web Application

If you are trying to access Active Directory services using ADSI in a web application, and your web server is not an Active Directory controller; you might get Permission Errors, (especially if you are trying to change user passwords etc). If you are
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Moblogs Milestone 2 Plans

Today after an evening walk; I will try to start working on Moblogs Milestone 2. Here is the list of planned work. This is again the work on backend engine. Security Implementation Add option to verify registered sender email id(s) (which the moblog owner(s)
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WinFS and MSH

Yesterday; I downloaded Microsoft Shell (MSH/Monad) and Windows File System (WinFS) and I am pleased and super excited to see the strong roots of Microsoft .NET in these two platforms. We can create Command-lets and/or functions (sort of scripts) that
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